Honeysuckle Creek Equipment Installation



In addition to the erection of the Honeysuckle Creek antenna, the Operations Building and the Powerhouse, much equipment needed to be installed.

Here’s the beginnings of a page on the installation.

 

112A Intercom

The 112A Key Intercom system was a key part of the in-station equipment.

Frank Barrow directed the AWA 112A Intercom equipment installation team at Honeysuckle (as well as at Carnarvon and the upgrade at Tidbinbilla).

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Frank Barrow at Honeysuckle Creek.

He is standing in the car park of the Powerhouse. The lawn behind him is yet to be established, and the temporary water supply tank is on the stand at right. The mast of the WWV antenna is visible on this side of the 85 foot (26 metre) dish.

The photo looks to have been taken not too long after Ian Hahn’s photo, which does not show the WWV antenna.


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112A key relays.

Photo: Frank Barrow.


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The painstaking work of wiring the 112A system.

Large, Larger.

Photo: Frank Barrow.


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The Honeysuckle antenna during construction.

Photo: Frank Barrow.